This Digital Artist Recreated Ancient Monuments To Show What They Would Look Like In The Present Day (10 Pics)

Published 3 years ago

Have you ever imagined what the historical monuments would look like if they survived till today? Many historians are putting efforts to preserve the monumental heritage but those structures that are completely destroyed cannot be resurrected. Well, at least, not in reality! But what about photographs?

A digital artist named Evgeny Kazantsev used his photoshop skills to create an alternate universe where the marvel of ancient and mythical monuments can be seen with the present-day background. Although Evgeny created these photos for an insurance commercial, the artistic value of these works is highly substantial. Scroll below to see 10 wonderful recreations of popular historical structures.

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#1 The Great Sphinx Of Giza

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The Great Sphinx of Giza was built by the Egyptians of the Old Kingdom during the reign of Khafre (c. 2558–2532 BC), whose face it probably represents. It is one of the oldest known monumental sculptures in Egypt and is widely known worldwide.

#2 The Great Temple At Petra

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A colossal complex finished in around the first century CE, under the rule of Nabatean king Aretas IV. The vast ensemble of buildings occupies around 81,375 square feet and is preserved well compared to the other monuments on this list.

#3 Takkyubin Observatory Of Constantinople

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The Constantinople observatory of Takkyubin (Taqi ad-Din) was one of the largest astronomical observatories in the medieval world. It was destroyed in 1580 because it was used for astrology (a form of divination outlawed by the Sharia) along with astronomy.

#4 The Statue Of Zeus At Olympia

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A giant seated figure of Zeus, the king of the gods of Mount Olympus. It was about 41 ft tall, made around 435 BC at Olympia, Greece. The wooden framework of the statue was decorated with ivory and gold plates.

#5 The Tower Of Babel

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This tower is a fictional structure mentioned in the book of Genesis in the Old Testament. While the Tower of Babel is considered by many to be a myth, some scholars relate it with old structures in Sumeria and Babylon.

#6 The Mausoleum At Halicarnassus

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This tomb was built for the Anatolian ruler of Caria, Mausolus. Around 148 ft in height, it was created by prominent Greek sculptors and its sides were decorated with sculptural reliefs.

#7 The Temple Of Artemis

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The Temple of Artemis was dedicated to Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt, wilderness, wild animals, the Moon, and chastity. It was rebuilt twice but was completely destroyed by 401 AD. Only the fragments and foundations of the last temple remain.

#8 The Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

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One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the hanging garden doesn’t have any established location. According to a legend, the gardens are described as an example of beauty, ingenuity, and engineering.

#9 The Colossus Of Rhodes

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This statue was built to commemorate the successful defense of Rhodes city against a year-long siege by Demetrius Poliocretes. Approximately 108 feet tall, it is considered the tallest ancient statue. However, it lasted only 54 years and collapsed during an earthquake.

#10 The Acropolis Of Athens

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An ancient citadel overlooking the city of Athens, the Athenian Acropolis was a giant ensemble of buildings, with the Parthenon being the famous one. The Parthenon and some other buildings were severely damaged during the 1687 siege by the Venetians.


Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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